Area professional “suits” concert raises funds for arts education
Covington, KY – (Nov. 2, 2021) The Carnegie is pleased to announce its annual SUITS THAT ROCK concert raised more than $150,000 on Oct. 9, 2021. The fundraiser resumed its in-person event by taking the concert outdoors at Covington Plaza Outdoor Amphitheater. Thanks to the support of attendees and event sponsors, The Carnegie was able to raise a record amount for their arts education programming.
A local music tradition, SUITS THAT ROCK showcases local executives leaving the boardroom in favor of the stage. All under the event’s theme of “Get Back!”, the concert featured a mix of Guest Suits and returning favorites, all with the same purpose in mind: raising funds to support The Carnegie’s arts education programming, which provides in-school and after-school, and summer camp art programming to local students. To date, SUITS THAT ROCK has raised more than $1,250,000.
“The Suits are proud to be able to provide event attendees a great and safe outdoor experience but most of all, we are so happy to have raised a record amount in support of The Carnegie,” said John Domaschko, SUITS THAT ROCK co-founder and executive committee member. “Arts education at an early age helps children to develop in so many ways and each participating Suit can attest to its importance. Whether you’re a lawyer, doctor or corporate executive, the arts teach many valuable lessons that often translate into professional life.”
The 2021 event returned to in-person after the success of The Carnegie’s virtual campaign last year due to the pandemic. For more about The Carnegie, visit thecarnegie.com.
About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at http://www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.
The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.